Top 31 Scary Quotes for Halloween

It’s time for our favorite Halloween quotes! Yes, the spooky season and all its related subject matter —horror, masks, vampires and candy — conjure up some wild and witty quotes. Here are 31 — one for each spooky October day:

Scary Quotes for Halloween

“When black cats prowl and pumpkins gleam, may luck be yours on Halloween.”




“Halloween wraps fear in innocence, as though it were a slightly sour sweet. Let terror, then, be turned into a treat…”

-Nicholas Gordon


Nicholas Gordon

“Shadows of a thousand years rise again unseen, voices whisper in the trees, ‘Tonight is Halloween!’”

-Dexter Kozen


Dexter Kozen

“But what’s in between?/Where are your ideas?/You sit around and dream/For next Halloween/Why not everyday?/Are you so afraid, what will people say?”

-Dead Kennedys “Halloween”


Dead Kennedys “Halloween”

“Sticky fingers, tired feet; one last house, trick or treat!”

-Rusty Fischer


Rusty Fischer

“Werewolves howl. Phantoms prowl. Halloween’s upon us now.”

-Richelle E. Goodrich


Richelle E. Goodrich

“Bonfires burning bright/Pumpkin faces in the night/I remember Halloween/Dead cats hanging from poles/Little dead are out in droves/I remember Halloween”

-Misfits, “Halloween”


Misfits, “Halloween”

“Every day is Halloween isn’t it? For some of us.”

-Tim Burton


Tim Burton

“The farther we’ve gotten from the magic and mystery of our past, the more we’ve come to need Halloween.”

-Paula Guran


Paula Guran

“When I was a kid my parents always sent me out as a tramp: high-heel shoes, fishnet stockings…”

-David Letterman


David Letterman

“Oh it’s Halloween/Every night to me is Halloween/Like an ancient scene/You know just what I mean/Halloween you are my pride/Halloween not just a dream.”

-King Diamond “Halloween”


King Diamond “Halloween”

“Be sure to remember when Halloween is. Answering the door when you’re three-quarters crocked and finding a pack of midget H-Men, Masters of the Universes on the front porch can be a scary experience if you’re not expecting it.”

-P. J. O’Rourke


P. J. O’Rourke

“Some people are born for Halloween, and some are just counting the days until Christmas.”

-Stephen Graham Jones


Stephen Graham Jones

“On Halloween, the parents sent their kids out looking like me.”

-Rodney Dangerfield


Rodney Dangerfield

“Well I’m coming for you this Halloween/It’s my favorite time of year, and I’m stealing the scene/I terrify the kiddies when I’m walking down the street/I got snakes in my hair, I got spiders on my feet”

-Alice Cooper “Keepin’ Halloween Alive”


Alice Cooper “Keepin’ Halloween Alive”

“I would rather sit on a pumpkin and have it all to myself than be crowded on a velvet cushion.”

-Henry David Thoreau


Henry David Thoreau

“I like parties, but I don’t like piñatas because the piñata promotes violence against flamboyant animals. Hey, there’s a donkey with some pizzazz. Let’s kick its ass. What I’m trying to say is, don’t make the same Halloween costume mistake that I did.”

-Demitri Martin


Demitri Martin

“There is nothing that gives more assurance than a mask.”




“I hate Halloween. I hate dressing up. I wear wigs, makeup, costumes every day. Halloween is, like, my least favorite holiday.”

-Amy Poehler


Amy Poehler

“When the moon arises on the western sky/and the vampires are out on the sly/at times they have trouble finding necks to bite/that’s why I cook up in my room tonight/ My riboflavin flavored, non-carbonated, polyunsaturated blood”

-45 Grave “Riboflavin”


45 Grave “Riboflavin”

“If human beings had genuine courage they’d wear their costumes every day of the week not just on Halloween.”

-Doug Coupland


Doug Coupland

“The first time you hear the concept of Halloween when you’re a kid, your brain can’t even process the information. You’re like, ‘What did you say about giving out candy? Who’s giving out candy? Everyone that we know is giving out candy?”

-Jerry Seinfeld


Jerry Seinfeld

“The night is still/And the frost it bites my face/I wear my silence like a mask/And murmur like a ghost/Trick or Treat/Trick or Treat/The bitter and the sweet”

-Siouxie & The Banshees “Halloween”


Siouxie & The Banshees “Halloween”

“It’s as much fun to scare as to be scared.”

-Vincent Price


Vincent Price

“Listen to them. Children of the night. What music they make!”

-Bela Lugosi, “Dracula”


Bela Lugosi, “Dracula”

“Searchers after horror haunt strange, far places.”

-H. P. Lovecraft


H. P. Lovecraft

“Horror is like a serpent; always shedding its skin, always changing. And it will always come back. It can’t be hidden away like the guilty secrets we try to keep in our subconscious.”

-Dario Argento


Dario Argento

“A grandmother pretends she doesn’t know who you are on Halloween.”

-Erma Bombeck


Erma Bombeck

“I love Halloween, and I love that feeling: the cold air, the spooky dangers lurking around the corner.”

-Evan Peters


Evan Peters

“Halloween is bigger than Christmas in America.”

-Rhys Darby


Rhys Darby

“I always wanted to live in a haunted house.”

-Dick Cavett


Dick Cavett